PETRUS, Leslie 70, of Tampa passed away January 13, 2014 at her home with family and friends by her side after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Leslie was a mother to many and enjoyed working and caring for her backyard plants. Leslie opened her door to all and had a loving heart to heal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Petrus. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Benson; sons, Raymond Petrus (Michele) and Ronald Petrus (Cynthia); grandchildren, Megan, Emily, Raymond and Ronald; siblings, Roger Benson, Alan Benson, Chet Benson and Terri Benson. A funeral Mass will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time. The family requests in lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to LifePath Hospice in Leslie's memory.